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01-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bryzgalov had a 0.925 SV% in 33 starts after December. This after posting a 0.920+ SV% in 3 of the previous 4 seasons.
I'm shocked at how quickly he's being thrown under the bus here (actually, I'm really not). He had a poor first three months with a new team, then played the 2nd half at his typical elite level and HF is still acting like those three months are indicative that he's done as a top goalie. Ridiculous.
The contract also isn't that bad. It's 5 seasons (after this) at a 5.667 cap hit, for his age-32-37 seasons, then two extremely buyout-friendly years.
Remember when everyone here thought Kovalchuk was a franchsie-crippling albatross after he had a bad start in New Jersey?
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